Blood's Thicker than Water, and Can Flow Just as Freely: Dennis Haysbert is a crime boss in LUV.

Dennis Haysbert has used his magnificent voice and imposing presence to portray everything from a prophetically charismatic President of the United States in 24 to a brilliant scientist in NOW AND AGAIN to a tortured lover in FAR FROM HEAVEN. Now, in the incisive drama LUV, he’s Mr. Fish, crime boss and mentor to the film’s protagonist, Vincent (Common), and the man who may be responsible for some of Vincent’s unfortunate turns of luck as he both tries to rise above his criminal past and give his young nephew (Michael Rainey Jr.) some object lessons, from his point of view, in what it means to be a man.

We were pleased to sit down with Dennis for a lively and wide-ranging discussion of his work. Click the player to hear the interview.



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